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108th Annual Pine Rivers Show

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by Chrystal Byrne (subscribe)
Freelance writer living on Brisbane's north side. Studied creative industries - currently studying library and information services.
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If you like baby farm animals, fairy-floss, photography, hand-made needlework, lollies, home-made fudge and horticulture than this is something you shouldn't miss. Alternatively, if you like reptiles, motocross stunts, circus stunts, rodeo, rides, show bags, side-show alley, live music and informative pavilions then you should drop your weekend plans and come experience the 108th Annual Pine Rivers Show.

Running from the 3rd until the 5th of August this year, the Pine Rivers Show will see the return of many of its favourite acts and performances as well some interesting first-timers.

Pine Rivers Show 2012
Pine Rivers Show 2012

Some of the old favourites include daily performances by:
Viv's Sheepshearing and Petting Zoo
Professor Wallace's Puppet Show
Dreamtime Reptile Display
Nursery Garden Talks
Blazing Kitchen Fire Display
Sausage Making Demonstrations by "Famous Brendale Butcher Duo"
Robinson's Family Circus
Lollypop the Clown

Also going with the show traditions, the photography, needlework, wine-making, education, horticulture, cooking and arts and crafts (competition entries and winners) will also be on display in their usual designated buildings.

This year, the Pine Rivers Show will also play host to the Looking Glass Theatre (with 10 workshops daily) and 2 shows from FMX Kaos Motorcycles (both on the first night of the show, Friday the 3rd of August). The traditional fireworks show has also been brought forward to Friday the 3rd of August at 7:30pm and another will run at 9pm on the Saturday night, August the 4th.

Pine Rivers Show 2012
Pine Rivers Show: schools' arts pavilion

Pine Rivers Show 2012
Pine Rivers Show: Dreamtime Reptile Display

As well as these displays and performances there are the usual lines and lines of food stalls, show bag pavilions, side-show alley games (complete with people trying to usher you over) and of course, the rides. And if all that wasn't enough to tire you out, the fireworks display at the end of Friday and Saturday night should be enough to tell you that it's time to be getting home.

The price of entry for the Pine Rivers Show is reasonable with adult tickets costing $12.00, pensioners $8.00, high school students $8.00 and any primary school child gaining free entry. The show gates open at 9am all 3 days and close at 9pm both Friday and Saturday and 4pm on Sunday.

There are a number of ways to get to the Pine Rivers Show, located at the Lawnton Showgrounds, 757 Gympie Road, Lawnton. Public Transport is convenient; the Lawnton Train Station is only a short walk away and bus stops frequent Gympie Road. For quick online public transport information go to Translink.

If driving, detailed directions can be obtained here.
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Why? Take the family out for a day of fun.
When: August the 3rd - August the 5th 2012
Where: Pine Rivers showgrounds - Lawnton.
Cost: From $8.00
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